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Lenovo YOGA 520-14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 831 reviews of Lenovo YOGA 520-14. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The screen and usability also get good views, but there are some critical comments about the energy efficiency and reliability.

performance, usability, screen, portability, design

battery, reliability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo YOGA 520-14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Lenovo Yoga 520 (Pentium) 14IKB review

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A versatile laptop, as the name suggests, the Lenovo Yoga 520 can bend back on itself to double up as a tablet/laptop hybrid. The specs hint that it won't be a powerhouse, but is this laptop a good choice for the casual user who wants to browse the...

Nov, 2017

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Lenovo Yoga 520 (Intel Core) review

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The Lenovo Yoga 520 is hybrid device, with a screen that is capable of folding over on itself to turn the laptop into a tablet, hence the Yoga name. We've tested a number of the models in this range, so where does this Intel i3 processor powered model...

Jul, 2017

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Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB (i5-7200U, 256 GB SSD) Laptop Review


Weak chest. While the new Intel processors represent the biggest performance boost in years, the Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB is still equipped with older Kaby Lake processors. You can find out in this extensive test, why the convertible did not receive our...

functional aluminum and plastic case ; very good touchpad ; suitable keyboard ; active digitizer included ; always remains cool and nearly always quiet ; better battery life due to bigger battery

CPU does not use its full capabilities ; display: low brightness and color space coverage, strange ripple effect, PWM ; USB-C without DisplayPort or power delivery ; hinges are too loose ; 1x1 WLAN ; outdated GPU and CPU options

We have already mentioned in the section on the case, that the Yoga 520-14IKB looks very similar to the IdeaPad 520s-14IKB. This does not only apply to the design, but also to the hardware in general. The Lenovo Yoga 520-14IKB is almost the convertible...

Dec, 2017

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Lenovo Yoga 520 review: Versatile laptop for its price tag


Lenovo Yoga 520 laptop review: The laptop has 360-degree hinge, support for Windows Tablet mode and Lenovo Active Pen, and here's how it fares in terms of performance.

If you want a touchscreen laptop that can be used as a tablet as well with Stylus support, then the Lenovo Yoga 520 is certainly an option, given it is not as expensive as some of the others in the market. I would still recommend getting more RAM,...

Oct, 2017

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Good pc


"This Yoga pc is a lightweight, good looking, easy to set up laptop perfect for my daughter who is replacing a Mac book for her GCSE studies. She needed internet, downloads, emails and word documents and it's perfect for all. Great customer service...

Nov, 2018

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Lenovo yoga 520


"Everything I need for university, great all round laptop and quick delivery and service from AO. Ideal everyday laptop!"

Oct, 2018

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easy to use and looks good


I brought this for my daughter to use at college. She is so pleased with this as it s a lot lighter than her current laptop. It looks good and is easy to use. I will be purchasing one or myself!

Oct, 2018

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Great hd 2in 1 tablet


Lovely 2 in 1 tablet,sad there is not enough memory and no dvd, cd drive.

Oct, 2018

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Great little laptop


"Very happy with my laptop. The order was quick and pay monthly set up effortless. "

Sep, 2018

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Just what I was looking for


"No problems at all. Easy to set up. Only criticism is the location of the on/off button. I keep switching the laptop off when I move it but that's as bad as it gets! One very happy customer."

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium / Dolby Home Theater
Audio system:Dolby Audio / Dolby Home Theater
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon


Battery capacity (Watt hours):35 / 52.5
Battery life (max):10 / 6.4 / 6.9 / 9.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:2 / 3


Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:Y


Colour name:Mineral Grey / Onyx Black
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Fiberglass, Plastic
Product colour:Black / Gold / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5906 / 0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 610 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 610 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:Italian / UK English
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately


Antenna type:1x1 / 2X2
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Package depth:316 / 68
Package height:316 / 68
Package weight:2.49
Package width:488
Warranty card:Y



Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.3 / 2.40 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:4415U / i3-7100U / i3-7130U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124977 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / 96508
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, User / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD,Power on,Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Bundled software:Office
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:English / Italian


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
HDD Capacity:1000
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:229 / 235 / 236
Height :19.3 / 19.9
Power adapter depth:1
Weight:1.69 / 1.7 / 1.74 / 1.75
Width:327.4 / 328 / 330